Qantas stands down 2,500 staff over Sydney lockdown

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By Frances MaoBBC Newsimage sourceJames D. MorganIn May, the airline said it would report an annual loss of more than A$2bn (£1.1bn; $1.5bn) but...

Florida Faces its Worst Coronavirus Wave Yet

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World|Florida may face its worst wave ever as Delta variant spreads.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/02/world/florida-covid-cases.htmlThe state is about a month away from its peak, according to an epidemiologist...

U.S. Hits 70 Percent Vaccination Goal, Four Weeks Late

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World|The U.S. finally hits its 70 percent vaccination goal — four weeks late.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/02/world/covid-vaccination-goal-70-percent.htmlThe White House had hoped to announce the 70 percent vaccination benchmark...

Afghanistan: Street fighting rages as Taliban attack key city

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image sourceGetty ImagesFerocious fighting is taking place in a major Afghan city, amid fears it could be the first provincial capital to fall to...

Official recommends rerun in Amazon union fight

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By James ClaytonNorth America technology reporterimage sourceReutersAn official examining a landmark Amazon union election in Bessemer, Alabama, has recommended a rerun.The officer, from the...

F1's Esteban Ocon: How it feels winning your first Formula 1...

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By Christian HewgillNewsbeat reporterEsteban Ocon is only 24. He's already lost his place in Formula 1, won it back - and now incredibly he's...